Darren Criss put his “Glee” image behind him this year when he portrayed serial killer Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
When Criss dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday to chat about his role, he told the talk-show host that “American Crime Story” helped make him comfortable with disrobing onscreen.
“Well, now I don’t,” he said, when asked if he had a problem with appearing naked on film. “I did this right out of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ which was a [Broadway] show that I did which required me to be in pretty good physical shape, so I lucked out.”
After the camera cut to an oversized screenshot of his derrière, Criss quipped, “I baked those myself!”
Later in the interview, Criss expressed an interest in hosting “SNL.” As a sort of pre-audition, he showed off some surprising accents and impressions during a game of “Head’s Up” with DeGeneres.